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Top 15 Wrestling Moves That Don't Look Like They Hurt

Professional wrestling is fake. That is the comment that fans often hear whenever they encounter somebody who decides to criticize this particular form of entertainment. It was decades ago when the public was let in on the known secrets about pro wrestling. The moves that are executed during matches are, of course, not intended to cause injuries or even pain. Wrestlers are not, after all, actually competing. They are rather taking part in a unique ballet of sorts that is really not all that different from fight scenes that one would see during the climax of a summer action movie.

It is often said that those who tune in to watch programs such as World Wrestling Entertainment mainstay Raw have to “suspend their disbelief” in order to fully enjoy the action that occurs inside of the ring. That is relatively easy to do in certain situations. It is, for example, not all that difficult to convince yourself that a wrestler who was on the receiving end of a powerbomb would be down for the count. A submission such as a sharpshooter or a triangle choke is believable because those moves would actually inflict damage if they were applied with real force and real pressure.

There are, however, plenty of wrestling moves that look downright ridiculous and seem like they would not at all hurt if the action inside of the ring was actually real. This is not just limited to basic wrestling moves that are meant to offer rests to the wrestlers during a match. Some finishing moves that have been used by wrestlers look like they wouldn't hurt the common fan watching a show, let alone an athlete who is in tremendous physical shape. Odds are that diehard fans of the current WWE product may be able to guess the finishing move that earned the top spot in this list.

15 Spinning Toe Hold 

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14 Angle Slam 

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13 Standing Elbow Drop 

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12 Hip Toss 

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11 Modern Camel Clutch 

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10 Slamming a Head Into The Turnbuckle 

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9 Wasteland 

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8 The Rear View 

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7 Samoan Spike 

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6 Braun Strowman Lifting Triangle Choke 

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5 Leg Drop 

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4 Standing Armbar 

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3 Big Ending 

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2 Standing Dropkick 

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1 Attitude Adjustment 

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John Cena offers receive an unfair amount of criticism for his wrestling abilities. Cena has, as much as some would not want to admit it, become one of the top overall workers in the WWE. With that said, the Attitude Adjustment finishing move that Cena has had for over a decade is just awful. Let's call the move what it is: A standing fireman's carry. Fans pop for the move whenever Cena hoists a wrestler onto his massive shoulders and it is a plus that the move is over with fans. That does not, however, erase the fact that the Attitude Adjustment does not look like it should hurt any pro wrestler.

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